decolor

[ dee-kuhl-er ]
/ diˈkʌl ər /

verb (used with object)

to remove the color from; deprive of color; bleach.
Also especially British, de·col·our.

Origin of decolor

1400–50; late Middle English decolouren < Latin dēcolōrāre, equivalent to dē- de- + colōrāre to color

Related forms

de·col·or·a·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for decolour

decolour

decolorize or decolorise

/ (diːˈkʌlə) /

verb

(tr) to deprive of colour, as by bleaching

Derived Forms

decoloration, noundecolorization or decolorisation, noun
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